Happy New Year and every blessing to you and your family in 2018!
As your Pastor, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely THANK all of you for your commitment, support, encouragement and interest in our parish community of faith that we call Saint Ambrose. Personally, I want to THANK all of you for the beautiful gifts, cards and prayers, it is overwhelming. My home was flooded with good wishes and gifts!!!! The Lord has truly blessed me to be privileged to share your lives.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all our wonderful people who helped make our church so warm and beautifully decorated. To our many volunteers in our Ministries—our Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers, Sacristans, Christmas Elves, the St. Vincent de Paul Society for feeding the poor, and especially our Music Ministry, for spending so much of their time and talent during this busy season. And, of course, to Santa for helping us to remember the real meaning of Christmas, especially to all who donated to our Angel Tree. Your outpouring of love and generosity to the needy children was overwhelming. And to you, the parishioners, who week after week attest to your faith by attending mass and supporting your parish, to each one of you. THANK YOU.
2017 was a year of loss, economic difficulties, illness and heartache for many, but it was also another growth year for the family of Saint Ambrose. Hopefully for all of us, we are stronger in our faith, understanding, and love of Jesus in the church.
Be assured of my prayers and commitment to you and yours during 2017. Please pray for me, as I will pray for you.
A year is a gift from God, a treasure of time and life.
A year is an invitation from God to be happy, to live.
How beautiful that we can live this year together at St. Ambrose as one People,
As God’s People.
Fr. Bryan Dalton, Pastor